I started a new job recently and had a meeting where a small mistake in a document submitted by one of the team resulted in a senior management person shouting at the person responsible and visibly getting angry throughout the meeting.

She was also rude and cut people off as they tried to talk, again getting angry.

I’m not used to this and think that the other managers should try and moderate her behaviour but they all seem to think (possibly because it’s been going on for years) that this behaviour is acceptable

My questions are:

In a modern office is there a situation where this kind of behaviour is acceptable and

if you’ve come up against this, what strategies have been used to deal with it…….